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Starbucks Further Expands Parental Leave

CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA - 2015/09/13: Coffee cup on table in a Starbucks cafe.  Starbucks is streamlining the ordering process so customers are able to get that cup of coffee  faster than usual. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Starbucks Corp. is upgrading its U.S. paid parental leave plan as it seeks to hire and retain workers in an increasingly competitive labor market. Effective Oct. 1, qualified store associates who are birth mothers will be entitled to six weeks of paid leave at 100% up from 67% average pay previously, and 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Store associates who ...

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How new tax benefit notices are making life easier

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(NC) With newly designed tax benefits correspondence from the Canada Revenue Agency, it’s now easier than ever to find what you’re looking for. Now, all the information you need is all on the first page. As part of an initiative to improve the way it serves and communicates with Canadians, the CRA made changes to the readability, design, and accessibility ...

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Surviving a Narcissistic Parent

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By Shawn Evans You really must have lived through it to fully understand. As an adult, you aren’t even certain as to whether or not you should even stay in touch with your narcissistic parent for he or she is never going to change. Your parent will always remain a narcissist. The only thing you can do is to decide ...

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Six Things You Need to Know About Having Children

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By Mike Goddard No one ever complained that they were too well-informed about raising a child! Deciding whether to have children is perhaps the most important decision anyone ever makes. How will your life change? Can you afford it? Isn’t the world already overcrowded? As you chew it over, keep the following in mind.    1) You must be sure ...

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7 tips to keep kids safe online

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(NC) If you’re still amazed at how your five-year-old can work a tablet better than you can, you’re not alone. Being online is an essential part of kids’ lives, extending beyond entertainment and social activities into school and extracurricular activities. But parents often worry that social media comes with a host of risks like scams, theft, an d cyberbullying. Some ...

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Why you Should Prepare a Will Even if You Are Healthy

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(NC) Although we may think about it from time to time, most of us don’t really think seriously about preparing a will. But having a will offers peace of mind that our intentions regarding the distribution of our estate are clear. Learn more about preparing one of the most important documents you will ever have. Consulting a lawyer saves money Drafting ...

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